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Evergreene Digest: The Privatization of War: Mercenaries, Private Military and Security Companies (PMSC)

Private military and security companies (PMSC) are the modern reincarnation of a long lineage of private providers of physical force: corsairs, privateers and mercenaries. Mercenaries, which had practically disappeared during the XIXth and XXth centuries, reappeared in the 1960’s during the decolonization period operating mainly in Africa and Asia. Under the United Nations a convention […]

The Irish Times> Media coverage of Syrian violence partial and untrue, says nun

Media coverage of Syrian violence partial and untrue, says nun PATSY McGARRY, Religious Affairs Correspondent The Irish Times – Monday, August 13, 2012 A NUN who has been superior at a Syrian monastery for the past 18 years has warned that media coverage of ongoing violence in that country has been “partial and untrue”. It is […]